Bend Oregon Named One of the Most Romantic Cities in U.S.




Living in Bend I never really thought about this fun, Central Oregon city as romantic.  Sure, date nights here are never boring and there is never a shortage of great restaurants to choose from.  It just didn’t occur to me to think of Bend as a romantic city.  Until now. Livability.com just published their list […]




Leadman Tri Just a Month Away




Next month Central Oregon will host the first of three Leadman Triathlons to be held here in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  You can find more information about the race in this post from last November.  Visit Bend produced the following video about the triathlon and a local athlete who will be competing.  It also highlights some of […]




2013 Snowshoe National Championships in Bend, Oregon




It’s not the NCAA Final Four or the Super Bowl but VisitBend has secured yet another national sporting event for our area.  This time it will be snowshoers invading Central Oregon for their championship event.  The dates will be March 15 – 17, 2013.  One thing I noticed in the press release below is that not […]




2012 Fly Fishing National Championship in Bend, Oregon




Bend, Oregon has been chosen to host another national championship event.  Visit Bend announced yesterday that the 2012 Fly Fishing National Championship will be held October 18 – 20 at five Central Oregon fishing locations.  The press release doesn’t state what lakes or rivers will be included but it does say that those areas will be open […]




No Ironman, Bring on the LeadmanTri




The Bend Bulletin reported Tuesday that an Ironman triathlon will not be coming to Bend this year.  For the last two months the Oregon Sports Authority had been leading a push to bring an Ironman event to Central Oregon.  The problem was, Visit Bend had already signed a contract with Lifetime Fitness Athletic Events to host […]




Bend’s Ale Trail Makes Top 10 List




  Are you thirsty for some good beer?  Bend has beer.  I’m talking about award winning beer brewed right here in Central Oregon.  Bend is quickly becoming as much a destination for beer as it is for skiing, mountain biking, fishing and golf.  The website CraftBeer.com lists the Bend Ale Trail as one of the top 10 […]




Bend Books Another National Championship Event




  Bend’s model for hosting athletic events has earned it the bid for the 2013 National Club Cross Country Championships signaling a major shift in how cross country races are organized and operated.  USA Track & Field announced they have selected Bend, Oregon to host the event over a number of larger cities including Chicago, San […]




Strong Tourism in Bend Helps Vacation Rentals




  Despite the bad economy, Doug LaPlace the president and CEO of Visit Bend says in an interview with KBNW News that tourism is alive and well in Bend and Central Oregon.  LaPlace says that transient room tax collections have increased for 20 consecutive months when compared with the previous year.  He also says that some months […]